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Assistant Professor of Anglophone Literature 1500-1800

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID357806
LocationTwin Cities
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Job Code9403
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About the Job

Assistant Professor of Anglophone Literature 1500-1800The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin fall semester 2024 (8/26/2024). We are seeking an Assistant Professor of Anglophone Literature 1500-1800, including the literatures of Britain, America, and/or other English-speaking regions, field of specialization open. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. Salary is competitive.

Faculty in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research or creative activity that includes publication, exhibition, or performance; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University, and profession.

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of English are available at:

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College
of Liberal Arts are available at:


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in English or related field
  • Evidence of primary expertise in Anglophone Literature 1500-1800
  • Undergraduate teaching experienceSelection Criteria
    Candidates will be evaluated according to
    • Overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work,
    • Relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry,
    • Evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher,
    • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in creating a diverse and inclusive atmosphere for research and teaching, and
    • Strength of recommendations
      About the Department

      The Department of English serves approximately 400 majors and thousands of University of Minnesota undergraduate students. The teaching, scholarship and other creative work of the English faculty covers a broad range that includes literature, language, creative writing, literacy and rhetorical studies, linguistics and cultural inquiry, as well as the theories and documents that inform and critique these disciplines. The department also houses a distinguished MA/PhD program in literature and an outstanding 3-year MFA program in creative writing. For additional information, please see our website at Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. www.cla.umn.eduFounded in 1851, the University of Minnesota, with its five campuses and more than 65,000 students, is one of the largest, most comprehensive universities in the United States, and ranks among the most prestigious research universities in the world. It is both a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation, and a state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public engagement.

      Working at the University

      At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

      The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
      • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
      • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
      • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
      • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
      • University HSA contributions
      • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
      • Employee wellbeing program
      • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
      • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
      • Financial counseling services
      • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
      • with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro areaPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
        How To Apply

        How to Apply
        Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.The following materials must be attached to your online application:
      • Cover letter
      • CV
      • 20-25 pages of your scholarly writing
      • Two sample syllabi
      • Three letters of recommendation (If you are not able to upload the required letters of recommendation directly to the UMN jobs site, you must use Interfolio . Enter herza002@umn.edu in Interfolio as the address to which the letters should be sent. Do not send letters to this email directly.)
      • Graduate transcripts
      • A statement of no more than 500 words describing your demonstrated commitment to and experience in creating a diverse and inclusive atmosphere for research and teaching.Application materials are due by Wednesday, October 25, 2023. To be considered complete, an application must include the seven items listed above. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a later date.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

        The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
        Employment Requirements

        Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
        About the U of M

        The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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